Celebrating Another Year Around the Sun: Updates and Musings
|The Birthday Girl|
|Essex Walking Mall and Derby Square|
But here in Salem, things are very different. We've been walking every night since the weather has gotten nice and we've met some wonderful people just by exploring our new home town. Our community has taken this pandemic seriously and, up until very recently when of governor dropped the mask mandate, everyone wore a mask and gave each other space. Even now some folks are wearing masks inside stores. It's made us feel safe.
What? You didn't know we moved to Salem? Yup, after a particularly horrible weekend of dealing with inconsiderate Staten Island neighbors, Ed and I had a long talk ... we made plans. The original goal was to move to Salem in Spring 2021. That changed in October 2020 when we found the apartment we are currently renting. We packed up our Staten Island apartment, hired movers, and moved to Salem in December. It was the best thing we've done in a long, long time.
|Private Home in Salem, in Celebration of Pride.|
|The Eastern Glow from the Sunset: Derby Wharf|
|Sunset in Salem, the Day Before My Birthday|
|The Evening Sky After the Rain|
I started to look for GLAM (gallery, library, archives, and museum) positions in collections management, curatorial research, and education; and I've started to look for local adjuncting opportunities. CUNY is moving to in person instruction starting this Fall, and that means my City Tech gig will probably end soon. It's ok. It's time to firmly plant my roots here.
|First Time Eating at a Restaurant Since March 2020! (Yes, we were outside)|